HSVC Now Offering FREE Online Education Opportunities for Distance Learning

Spring is here and with the change of seasons comes big changes in education. Students and teachers are no longer learning in their classrooms. Instead, they are participating in distance learning from home as a result of COVID-19. To continue humane education outreach efforts, HSVC Humane Educator Angie Chupek Sagliani has created interactive online presentations designed specifically for distance learning.

Each presentation is targeted for students aged 8-years-old and up, grades 2-12. The content of each presentation aligns with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Internet capability on an app, computer, or other device is needed to access these online presentations.

Educators can choose from two different types of presentations: Live Lessons OR Student Paced Lessons. All presentations can be customized to fit a specific standard or audience/age group. Presentations do not need to be done sequentially and are available immediately.

Live Lessons:

  • 30 to 60 minutes long guided by Humane Educator
  • Accessible through Google Classroom/Hangouts, Nearpod, FlipGrid, or Flocbulary
  • Educators will be given a presentation code to share with students
  • Can be scheduled for any time of the day/week

Student Paced Lessons:

  • No time limit – students work at their own pace
  • Shared via presentation code that stays active for 30 days on Nearpod website

Below are the presentations currently available. You will see an overview of the lesson and the appropriate grade level. More presentations will become available in the next couple months.

Dog OR Cat Adaptations Grades 3 and Up

These two interactive presentations focus on cats OR dogs adaptations. You can choose which presentation to do, dogs or cats, or you can choose to do both. Students will explore the physical adaptations of how our beloved pet’s senses are used for survival. They will uncover that our pet’s ancestors had different needs from our pets today, but still carry some of these genetic traits.Then students will predict how a dog or cat can use their senses for survival. Students will also create a model to help them grasp the concepts of how animals can use a stimulus that comes in via their senses, and take that information to infer what is happening in their environment.  

Living with Wildlife Grades 2-6

From birds in our feeders, to coyotes, squirrels, and opossums in our yards, wildlife is all around us. In this interactive presentation, students will learn about how to live safely and responsibly (coexist) alongside wildlife in their neighborhoods. Students will collaborate and engage in activities to reinforce these coexistence concepts. Most importantly, they will learn how their actions can help protect wild animals from being endangered or extinct.

Farm Animal Welfare Grades 10 – 12 (Student Paced ONLY)

This presentation is NOT available as a LIVE presentation due to the amount of independent reading involved.

 In this student-paced lesson, students will investigate farm animal welfare in two types of farm settings. The purpose of this presentation is for students to conduct research by reading about the topic and then make an informed decision on how to promote the humane treatment of all animals. There is a call to action to design a poster or video that helps to promote this cause. Students will use their persuasive writing and rhetoric techniques in their designs.

For More information on Humane Education programs or to schedule a live (online) or student paced presentation please contact, Angie Sagliani at education@hsvc.org or call 805-364-1350.


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